The broad West Knoxville neighborhood known as Bearden is one of Knoxville’s oldest and best-known communities, with an economically and racially diverse background and deep roots in the 19th century. It remains a popular place to live, work, and shop, and includes multiple landmarks of more than local significance. However, to date, except for some short monographs and personal memoirs, it has never been the subject of a comprehensive history, description, or overview in book form.
This full-color guidebook, to be produced by the Knoxville History Project will be written by Jack Neely, and designed by the awarding winning team at Robin Easter Design. We anticipate the book will be released towards the end of 2019. The format of the book will complement KHP’s most recent publication, Historic Knoxville: The Curious Visitor’s Guide to its Stories & Places.
SUPPORT: If you would like to sponsor or make a financial contribution to support the research, production, and printing of this new historical guide, please make a contribution today online on KHP’s donation page.
If you would like more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Paul James, Director of Development, at email@example.com or call 865-337-7723.
Do you have old photographs of Bearden?
KHP is looking to connect with Knoxvillians who have, or know sources of, old photographs or images of old Bearden. We are seeking images of:
If you have any of the above, and would be willing to share digital copies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.